Kenya Used Car Import Guide

Importing a Japanese used car sounds a bit difficult at first sight; especially for Kenyan. Kenya’s Rules and Regulations for importing a used car from Japan is importance to think of before ones decided whether a car is the right one. Today, Car From Japan will give you a brief of Kenya Used Car Import Guide.

Kenya Used Car Import Guide

Used Car Japan Age Restriction

The vehicle must be maximum seven years of old from the year of registration. This means, for 2017, you should only look at the cars from  2010 onwards.

From the date of manufactured to the date of first registration should not exceed 1 year.

Right-hand drive only

Since in Kenya you must drive on the left side of the street, remember to only choose cars from Japan with the Right-hand drive.

Left-hand vehicles can only be imported for such special purposes such as Ambulance, Fire Tenders, large constructions imported for special projects,… and to be donated to Kenya government.

Kenya Used Car Import Guide
Source: Capital FM

Inspection Mandatory

As a rule, all used car Japan must pass the Roadworthiness Inspection (RWI) by Japan Export Vehicle Inspection Center (JEVIC) or Auto Terminal Japan (ATJ), Quality Inspection  Service Inc Japan (QISJ).

The inspection includes vehicle age, right-hand drive, genuine mileage, safety,  mechanical check, radioactive contamination,…

Besides, this information can be found in Japanese Auction Sheet if the car has one.

Documents required for clearing and registration of  the vehicle in Kenya

  • Copy of KRA ( Kenya Revenue Authority) pin code
  • Copy of ID for individuals or incorporation certificate for companies
  • Inspection certificate
  • CFJ invoice
  • Original Bill of Lading (B/L)

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